The Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB, Utah hosts a Plane Talk series featuring speakers related to heritage of Hill Air Force Base, the United States Air Force, other military branches, and many other subjects related aerospace and the defense industry. Plane Talk will be held this Saturday at 1:00 pm in the museum auditorium. Everyone is invited and admission is free.
Rocky Olson was drafted into the United States Army in 1968 and was sent to South Vietnam as an infantry soldier. He was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. Among other achievements during his tour, Olson was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor; the Army Commendation Medal for Heroic Action (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Air Medal for Heroic Action (for aerial combat). The South Vietnamese government presented him with the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (with Palm Unit). On his uniform, above them all, is the Combat Infantry Badge.
A graduate of Utah State University, Rocky spent a career working for the United States Department of Defense in Aircraft Simulation and International Ballistic Missile management positions. Olson’s travels have taken him to every state in the union and forty foreign countries.
Rocky and his wife Shauna, live in Roy, Utah. They have four grown children. Rocky is a volunteer at the Hill Aerospace Museum.
Olson is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Sgt. Rock: Last Warrior Standing.